In one study, a daily supplement of pycnogenol, a French pine bark extract, increased skin elasticity and hydration and increased production of hyaluronic acid, a skin . After six weeks, their skin elasticity improved by 9% compared the control group. By 12 weeks of treatment, their skin roughness was reduced by 6%. Another study in showed that a daily mg dose of Pycnogenol increased skin hydration by 8% after 6 weeks of use; for participants with dry skin, the hydration increase was up to 21%! The results confirmed that Pycnogenol can help increase elasticity and also demonstrated that Pycnogenol can help reduce skin .
Mar 01, · Furthermore, Pycnogenol® improved skin elasticity and hydration in women presenting dry skin. Coenzyme Q10 increased fibroblast proliferation, augmented expression of type IV collagen and reduced UV radiation-induced MMP-1 level in embryonic and adult cells (type IV collagen and MMP-1 have been implicated in photoaging ) . psoriasis, skin allergy and skin cancers . Moreover, elasticity, hydration, flux, wrinkle and glamour of skin were also enhanced when pycnogenol was administrated on both human and animal model [35,36]. Furthermore, mitochondrial biogenesis and reducing ageing were significantly noticed by pycnogenol treatment on several skin tissues [37,38].
Pycnogenol® is a natural plant extract derived from the pine bark of French maritime pine trees. It contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids that work in synergy to rejuvenate the skin, with the aim of enhancing skin hydration and elasticity. Marini A, Grether-Beck S, Jaenicke T, et al. Pycnogenol (R) effects on skin elasticity and hydration coincide with increased gene expressions of collagen type I and hyaluronic acid synthase in women. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. ;25 (2)
There is also a great deal of research backing pycnogenol as an oral supplement for its anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant benefits, and regeneration of skin’s elasticity. References for this information: Nutrients, March , ePublication Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, , pages Die Pharmazie, January , pages Pycnogenol supplementation (25 mg 3 times daily) significantly improved hydration and elasticity of skin in 20 postmenopausal women after 12 weeks . However, skin hydration was attenuated at week 12, especially in women without dry skin.
One of the biggest skin benefits of Pycnogenol is its ability to improve the skin barrier by protecting the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays which are the leading cause of . May 12, · Marini A, Grether-Beck S, Jaenicke T, et al. Pycnogenol® effects on skin elasticity and hydration coincide with increased gene expressions of collagen type I and hyaluronic acid synthase in women. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. ;25(2) doi/